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Shirley Temple (1928–2014)

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of ... See full bio »

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 1958-1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Princess Irene / The Little Mermaid / Emily Winters / ...
- Onawandah (1961) ... Emily Winters
- The Terrible Clockman (1961) ... Gerande
- Babes in Toyland (1960) ... Floretta / Herself
 1947 That Hagen Girl
Mary Hagen
 1947 Honeymoon
Barbara Olmstead
 1944 I'll Be Seeing You
Barbara Marshall
 1944 Since You Went Away
Bridget 'Brig' Hilton
 1940 Young People
 1938 Just Around the Corner
 1937 Heidi
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie
Priscilla Williams
 1935 Curly Top
Elizabeth Blair
 1934 Now and Forever
Penelope 'Penny' Day
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Mary Doran
 1934 Change of Heart
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Shirley Dugan
 1934 As the Earth Turns
Child (uncredited)
 1934 Mandalay
Betty Shaw (scenes deleted)
 1934 Carolina
Joan Connelly (uncredited)
 1933 Kid 'in' Africa (Short)
Madame Cradlebait
 1933 To the Last Man
Mary Stanley (uncredited)
 1933 Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (Short)
 1933 Polly Tix in Washington (Short)
Polly Tix
 1933 The Kid's Last Fight (Short)
 1933 Out All Night
Child (as Shirley Jane Temple)
 1933 Kid in Hollywood (Short)
Morelegs Sweettrick
 1932 War Babies (Short)
 1932 Runt Page (Short)
Lulu Parsnips (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Ireland's Health Service Executive "National Smokers' Quitline" (background song: "On Account-a I Love You" from Baby Take a Bow (1934)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Shirley Temple Black | Shirley Jane Temple | Shirley Temple-Black


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Personal Quote:

When I saw work shoes I would know that that person worked. I was very worried about people with shiny, pointed shoes as a child. See more »


When she was a teenager her bodyguard was Louis Dean Palmer, whom she called "Palmtree". See more »


Curly hair

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R.I.P Shirley Temple art25-992-772234
What is the coverage like in the US? MJJslilgrl
TCM Remembers Shirley Temple jaysea2
Didn't make the cover of people magazine! mmonroe_78
AMAZING...and a bit creepy Pinky1313
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